coho

or co·hoe

[koh-hoh]

coho salmon

or cohoe salmon

noun
  1. a small salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, of the North Pacific coasts and also in the Great Lakes, where it was introduced: important as a game and food fish.

Origin of coho salmon

1865–70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ
Also called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.
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British Dictionary definitions for cohoe

coho

noun plural -ho or -hos
  1. a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutchAlso called: silver salmon

Word Origin for coho

origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language
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